Press Releases

Oral Arguments Conclude In Second Circuit On Police Unions’ Latest Attempt To Block Release Of Police Misconduct Records

Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case brought by New York City police unions (along with corrections and fire unions) to stop the City of New York from releasing officer misconduct and discipline records to the public following the June 2020 repeal of the police secrecy law 50-a, by the New York State Legislature.

Family Of Delrawn Small Responds To News That NYPD Will Stop Blocking Disciplinary Hearing For Officer Wayne Isaacs

New York, NY – This evening, the family of Delrawn Small, who was killed by off-duty NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs in 2016, learned that the NYPD has agreed to serve disciplinary charges on Isaacs that were substantiated by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in October 2020.  Below is a statement from Victoria Davis and Victor

Statement: Communities United For Police Reform Applauds Attorney General Letitia James On Lawsuit Against The NYPD

Today, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against the NYPD for their abuse and violence apparent in the protests following George Floyd's and Breonna Taylor's killings last year. Below is Communities United for Police Reform's response:

STATEMENT: Communities United for Police Reform Responds to Governor Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual State of the State address.  Below is Communities United for Police Reform’s response to the Governor’s speech and the policies he has prioritized for the upcoming year.

Ellen Trawick Responds To Footage Showing Callous Nypd In Aftermath Of Son’s Killing

NYPD officers claim “Nobody, just the perp” was hurt following the killing of Kawaski Trawick, who was cooking in his home when officers shot him

New York, NY (January 4th, 2021) – Additional body-worn camera footage showing minutes after the killing of Kawaski Trawick by NYPD officers, Herbert Davis and

Statement: CPR Responds To Law Department Report On Factors Influencing The George Floyd Protests

Yesterday, the New York City Law Department released a report on the factors influencing the George Floyd protests earlier this year. Below is a statement on the report from Kesi Foster, spokesperson for Communities United for Police Reform.